32 Gorgeous Bits of Trivia Loaned to Us by the Chinese Government Decades Ago That They Now Suddenly Want Back

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32 Gorgeous Bits of Trivia Loaned to Us by the Chinese Government Decades Ago That They Now Suddenly Want Back

Facts are like the fun little jot notes of history. They’re happening all around us, and we’d like to take time to fully appreciate the fine folks who scribble them on a Post-It and fling them into the air. They could make our jobs a little easier by placing them on our doorstep, but we have to admit, frolicking around this meadow with this basket is pretty fun. 

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WEIRD WORLD Rome's garbage workers will get a bonus for not taking any sick days. Between 22 November and 9 January, that is - the mayor wants the city to be totally clean, and this is intended to help. CRACKED.COM

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